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Campus Life

Housing & Dining

More than just a place to sleep, your residence hall is your home away from home.

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Office of Student Affairs

Nicholas Goodman

Director of Residence Life

New Living Center 101

The Social Center of Your College Experience

Living on campus completes your college experience by allowing you to connect with friends, get involved, and interact with faculty and staff. All of our campus housing is suite-style—no communal restrooms here.

And you’ll be living very close to campus, never more than a five-minute walk to any of the academic buildings.

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Dining Services

Our Residence Halls

Baker offers several living environments for students on the Baldwin City campus. From suites that are next to classrooms in the New Living Center to calling an apartment home, these are the places you’ll laugh, study, and meet friends you’ll have for the rest of your life.

A Positive & Enriching Environment

Assistant hall directors and resident assistant student staff provide advice and counsel as you adjust to college life. Each member of the staff plans and coordinates educational and social activities throughout the academic year.

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Gessner Hall

Horn & Markham Apartments

Irwin Hall

New Living Center

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Your campus living experience

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Creating Memories

Living on campus completes your college experience by allowing you to connect with friends, get involved, and interact with faculty and staff. For this reason, full-time students must live on campus unless they qualify for a residency exemption.

Next Steps

After you are accepted for admission to Baker and decide to officially enroll, submit your enrollment deposit and housing application. The $100 deposit reserves your place in the class as well as a priority order in the residence hall room assignment process. If you are a returning student, look for options and instructions in your student email and posted in the residence halls starting in February each year.

Dining Options

All aspects of Dining Services, from our menus to our hours of operation, are centered on the needs and preferences of our students. The Daily Grind coffee shop in the Longs Student Center lobby serves coffee, smoothies, and snacks. And the Malt & Main Late Night Grill is open after normal dining hall hours.

Gessner Hall Staff & Features

Gessner Hall houses 140 students and five Residence Life staff members. Rooms house two students each, with a semiprivate bathroom connecting the adjoining rooms.

Students can relax in lounges or play in the game room. A pool table, air hockey, and board games are available for checkout. This hall also includes a computer lab with printing capabilities. See video tour of Irwin Hall, which has a similar configuration of Gessner Hall with two bedrooms and a bath between.

Meet your hall staff

Nichole Moore

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Resident Assistant
Senior | Business Management, Pre-Law
Favorite Snack: Sunflower Seeds

Jeffrey Moore

Resident Assistant
Sophomore | Business Finance, Accounting
Activities: Football, Baker Serves

Benjamin Stubblefield

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Resident Assistant
Junior | Secondary Education, Mathematics
Activities: Wrestling, School of Education Ambassadors

Aalia Khan

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Resident Assistant
Sophomore | Mass Media
Favorite Colors: Lavender, Sage Green

Nguyen Nicholson

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Resident Assistant
Sophomore | Music Education, Spanish
Activities: SAC, Choir

Gessner Hall Features

Floor Plan & Details

Horn & Markham Apartments Staff & Features

The Baker University apartment complex houses 95 upper-class and transfer students and one Residence Life staff member.

Four students share one furnished apartment that includes individual bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, and two bathrooms. Students can have cookouts in the courtyard and enjoy access to amenities in the New Living Center. See video tour.

Meet your apartment staff

Joey Ewalt

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Assistant Hall Director
Senior | Middle-Level Mathematics Education
Activities: Wrestling, School of Education Ambassadors, BK Peer Mentor

Horn & Markham Apartments Features

Floor Plans & Details

Irwin Hall Staff & Features

Irwin Hall houses 140 students and five Residence Life staff members.

Rooms house two students each, with a semiprivate bathroom connecting the adjoining rooms.

Students can relax in lounges or play in the game room. A pool table, air hockey, and board games are available for checkout. This hall also includes a computer lab with printing capabilities. See video tour.

Meet your hall staff

Taylor Nicholson

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Assistant Hall Director
Junior | Mass Media, Business
Activities: Student Senate, Baker Orange, SAC

Brennen Feeback

Resident Assistant
Senior | Elementary Education with Licensure in Special Education
Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, and Hanging out with my puppy

Bea Weinpel

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Resident Assistant
Sophomore | Psychology
Activities: Band, Choir, Theatre

Ashley Daub

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Resident Assistant
Senior | Spanish, Communication Studies
Activities: SAC, Speech Center, Sigma Delta Pi

Kiley Hawk

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Resident Assistant
Sophomore | Exercise Science
Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field

Irwin Hall Features

Floor Plan & Details

New Living Center Staff & Features

The New Living Center houses 180 students in 48 rooms and six Residence Life staff members.

Student suites include a common living room for two or four suitemates and one semiprivate bathroom per two students.

Residents can whip up a quick meal or late-night snack in the community kitchen. The center also houses one classroom and a computer lab with printing capabilities. See video tour.

Meet your hall staff

Sada Branson

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Assistant Hall Director
Senior | Psychology
Career Goal: Obtain my master’s and move into student counseling

Chloe Nelson

Resident Assistant
Sophomore | Business Management, Economics
Fun Fact: Cancer Survivor

Kaylie Reese

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Resident Assistant
Sophomore | Chemistry (Prepharmacy)
Activities: Golf, Pre-Health Care Club, Peer Mentor

Abby Halstead

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Resident Assistant
Junior | Exercise Science
Activities: Wrestling

Taylor Evans

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Resident Assistant
Junior | Psychology, Molecular Biology
Activities: Soccer, BRAVE, Student Senate, Pre-Health Care Club

Bailey Devore

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Resident Assistant
Junior | Elementary Education
Fun Fact: Enjoys being with friends and coffee

New Living Center Features

Floor Plan & Details

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring?

What is prohibited?

Other Guidelines

Rules & Regulations

Alternate Move-In Date Information

Reasons for Early Move-In Approval or Disapproval